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Leptophrys elegans

Leptophrys elegans Hertwig & Lesser, 1874

The photomicrographs on this page are from several specimen which multiplied rapidly in a moist chamber slide from a sample from the Bert Bospad, the Netherlands. All specimens mainly fed on Cosmarium cucurbita, but also diatoms were preyed. Some specimens formed a digestive cyst with one Cosmarium, others ingested up to 10.

Leptophrys spec

Leptophrys elegans, long stretched, actually double as long as the image.

Leptophrys spec.

Leptophrys elegans, small cyst and large digestive cyst.
Leptophrys elegans
Leptophrys elegans
Leptophrys elegans, digestive cysts
Leptophrys elegans
Leptophrys elegans
Digestive cyst with up to eight Cosmariums and (r) empty cyst
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